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Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8 recap; next meeting Nov. 12

Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8 recap; next meeting Nov. 12

The STC Canada West Coast chapter’s Tech Comm Café held its monthly meeting on Oct. 8, 2014, with the usual congenial mix of experienced and new people — either new to technical writing, new to B.C., or new to the Café. During the brainstorming session, we had a useful discussion in response to “Do I…

STC Canada West Coast on the Street

STC Canada West Coast on the Street

STC Canada West Coast participated in this year’s Word Vancouver event (formerly Word on the Street), an annual festival celebrating reading, literacy, print, language, and writing of all kinds. Exhibitors included universities, colleges, professional associations, book and magazine publishers, authors, and even comic-book designers. Equipped with freshly printed signs, information brochures, and a display of…

October 18 – Chapter Council Meeting

October 18 – Chapter Council Meeting

About This Meeting Chapter council meetings are typically held on the second Saturday of the month (subject to change based on everyone’s availability!). The agenda includes committee and executive business, as well as volunteer and leadership training. Who Should Attend? All chapter members and volunteers, including non-member volunteers, are welcome to attend. This is a…

Visit STC Canada West Coast at Word Vancouver, Sept. 28, 2014

Visit STC Canada West Coast at Word Vancouver, Sept. 28, 2014

The STC Canada West Coast chapter will participate again this year at Word Vancouver (formerly Word on the Street), an annual festival celebrating reading, literacy, print, language, and writing of all kinds. The STC booth will show the sometimes invisible face of technical communication to the general public. We hope to meet potential members, employers,…

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8, 2014

Next STC Tech Comm Café: Oct. 8, 2014

STC Canada West Coast hosts another meeting of its popular Tech Comm Café on October 8, 2014. The TCC provides networking opportunities, job leads, answers to work-related dilemmas, and the camaraderie that gives a burst of professional energy to keep you motivated. We discuss technical writing tools and techniques, career planning, portfolios, and anything else…

Tech Comm Café: Networking Tips and Problem-Solving

Tech Comm Café: Networking Tips and Problem-Solving

The STC Canada West Coast chapter’s Tech Comm Café group met on September 10, 2014. We were pleased to see that attendance had again increased over the previous month’s. Whatever we’re doing, it’s working! This time, the group included recent graduates of technical communication programs, current students, people changing careers, and long-time technical writers wanting…

Communication Convergence Event

Communication Convergence Event

About the Event The Community Plain Language Services is partnering with the Editors’ Association of Canada, BC branch and our chapter to celebrate International Plain Language Day. Other organizations are invited to join us to share views on where we are and where we are going and to network with other communication professionals. Date: Sunday, October 5,…

September 13 — Instructional Design Workshop

Event Description The biggest mistake technical writers make when writing training is focusing on the content. Is your training effective? Does it ever seem flat and boring? This hands-on workshop will teach you the nuts and bolts of authoring training. Learn to use a combination of context, challenge and feedback and the four Ms  (meaningful, memorable, motivational…

September 6 – Chapter Council Meeting

September 6 – Chapter Council Meeting

About This Meeting Chapter council meetings are typically held on the second Saturday of the month (subject to change based on everyone’s availability!). The agenda includes committee and executive business, as well as volunteer and leadership training. Who Should Attend? All chapter members and volunteers, including non-member volunteers, are welcome to attend. This is a…

Tech Comm Café: We’re Growing!

Tech Comm Café: We’re Growing!

The STC Canada West Coast chapter held the second meeting of its revived and renamed Tech Comm Café (formerly the Consultants and Independent Contractors group) on August 13, 2014. Attendance was more than double the previous month’s, and it was great to see both new and familiar faces. The group included both recent graduates of…

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